Place broken pieces of wax crayon in a mould then bake it in an oven until the crayons melt and then let it set. These two pictures show the before and after.
This was something one of our Sunday school classes did and it was so good, we repeated it as a whole Church the following Sunday morning. The broken pieces represent our mistakes and the other things we have done wrong. The point is that God takes our lives full of brokenness and hurts and that he restores us.
It is great that the brokenness is restored but the whole heart doesn’t look great, however when you take the wax out of the mould and turn it over, this is what it looks like.
I’ve heard it said (but can’t remember where) that,
God loves you just the way you are, but he also loves you enough not to leave you that way.
May we come to God with all of our brokenness and pain, believing that he will transform us into something beautiful as we surrender to him.
This is another example of the sort of creative communication we use at Orchard Baptist Church.
Instructions for baking:
We used a silicone mould and put it on a baking tray in the oven (without a baking tray you will struggle to get it out again until it is cool).
Use a low oven temp, around gas mark 3. Check after 15 mins, but should be done in under 30.
It will take several hours to cool.